[erlang-questions] Why isn't Erlang more popular?

Steve Davis <>
Sat Feb 22 23:39:06 CET 2014

I strongly suspect that it is because erlang forces you to figure out the 
problem before you write code.

In general, my observation is that people prefer to distract themselves 
with trivia and convince themselves of productivity, rather than figure out 
a real problem.

This makes erlang appear hard for people - when in fact it's super-easy if 
you know exactly what you are trying to do.

My 2c


On Friday, February 21, 2014 10:49:33 AM UTC-6, Gordon Guthrie wrote:
> Instead of us discussing it in private, I thought we should ask people who 
> DONT use Erlang the same question that people have been knawing on on the 
> list.
> So I have done as Ask HN on hacker news.
> Due to the ring-voting detection feature you will need to track it down 
> yourself I won't provide a link
> Gordon
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